TORT WAYNE & ALLEN CO., INO.
ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
3 1833 02303 4892
Gc 977.202 F77mpw 1902-03
Daughters of the American
Revolution- Mary Penrose
Digitized by the Internet Archive
IJMr Bonk 1902-19D3
I HE Mary P:^nrosk Wayne Chaptkr
was org^anized April 21, 1901, at the
residence of Mrs. Frances M. Robert-
son. Mrs. James M. Fowler, State
Reg-ent of Indiana, D. A. R., present.
On the twentieth day of January,
1902, the Chapter met at the home of
Mrs. Marian A. Barrett with Mrs.
Fowler as g-uest of honor. This was
most fitting, as the Chapter owes its
existence to her untiring- effort. In
a few well chosen words Mrs. Fowler
presented to the Daughters, the
Charter of the Mary Penrose
'^^iANA COL , p-^
Mrs. b^RANCB:S M, KOHKKTSON
Mrs. Marian Anna Barrett
Mrs. Minnik Graves Brown
Mrs. Mabei/ Wai<ker Sturgeon
Mrs. Sarah Ei^izabeth Fitch
Mrs. lyAURA WOODWORTH GRANGER
Mrs. IvUra KI/Izabeth Wood worth
Mrs. Lura E. Woodworth
Mrs. Frances M. Robertson
Dr. Mary Whkry
Colonization of Virginia,
Dr. Mary Whkry.
The Dutch and the New Netherlands,
Hudson and his Discoveries,
Witchcraft in the Colonies,
Famous Colonial Building-s,
Committee of Arrangements,
Penn and the Quakers, V3084:6
Slavery in the Colonies,
Causes of the Revolution,
Condition of the Colonies before
Mrs. Minnie Graves Brown, -
Mrs. Marian Anna Barrett,
Miss Florence Ewing Barrett,
Mrs Minnie Keel Bash,
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Fitch, -
Mrs. Carolyn Randall Fairbank,
Miss Clara M. Greer,
Mrs. IvAUra Woodworth Granger,
Miss Frances Marion Haberly,
Mrs. Flora Merritt, - - - .
Mrs. Frances M. Robertson,
Mrs. Winifred Randall,
Mrs. Amy Randall Seavey,
Mrs. Mabel Walker Sturgeon,
Mrs. Bessie I^orino Thieme,
Mrs. Minnie Thompson White.
Dr. Mary Whery,
Mrs. lyURA Elizabeth Woodwor ih, 1002 W. Wa3'ne
Mrs. Evelyn Bond Watt, - - New York Citj"
Miss Alida Taylor Woodworth, - 904 W. Berry
Miss Gertrude IvIle Williams, - 999 Harrison
Miss Blanchk A Williams, - - 999 Harriyon
Mrs. Louise Wood, 124 E. Washin"rton
344 W. Berry
918 W. Berry
1126 Fairfield Ave
409 E. Berry
904 W. Berry
- 635 W. Berry
- 635 W. Berry
923 W. Berry
1026 W. Berry
514 E. Berry
This Society shall be called The Mary Penrose
Wayne Chapter of the Daughters of the Amer-
ican Revolution, of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Ohject of the Society.
1. To foster a spirit of true patriotism.
2. To enconrag-e historical research in relation to
the American Revolution.
3. To cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions
of America ; to advocate appropriate celebrations of
all patriotic anniversaries.
4. To preserxe the memory of the noble women who
bore their share in the dangers and privations of the
war of the Revolution,
1. Any woman of Indiana, not a member of any
other Chapter may be eligible for membership who is of
the age of eighteen years, and who is descended from
an ancestor who, with unfailing loyalty, rendered ma-
terial aid to the cause of Independence, as a recognized
patriot, as a soldier, as a sailor, or as a civil officer in
one of the several colonies or States, or of the United
Colonies or States; provided, that the application shall
be acceptable to the National and I^ocal Societies.
2. The election of members shall be as follows :
Applications shall be referred to tbe Local Board of
management, said Board to consist of the officers of the
Chapter. Three members of the Board shall constitute a
quorum. The election must be unanimous— one black
ball defeating- the election. The details of such ballot
shall forever be kept secret by each of the Board.
3. Every application for membership shall be
passed upon by the I^ocal Board, and if the applicant
shall be deemed satisfactory and has eligibility estab-
lished the application shall receive the endorsement of
the Reg-ent, Secretary, and Registrar, and be for-
warded to the National Board of Manag-ement for final
The Officers of this Chapter shall be a Regent, who
is also a delegate to the Continental Congress of the
National Society; Vice-Regent, Recording Secretary,
Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar, and
These Officers shall form the Local Board of Man
agement. They shall be elected by ballot, by a vote of
the majority of the members present at the annual
meeting. No member shall be eligible to the same
office for more than two years successively.
Initiation and Dues,
1. All fees and dues shall be such as the National
Society has prescribed.
2. A member who shall remain in arrears for dues
for three months after notice of her indebtedness has
been sent her by mail or messenger, may be dropped
from the rolls by a majority vote of the Local Board of
Management; but not till after two notices of arrears
shall have been so sent.
1. The regular meetings of this Chapter shall be
held the first Monday of each mouth, beginning with
October. Special meeting-s may be called at any time
by the Reg-ent or by the lyocal Board.
2. The Chapter shall hold its atintial business meet-
ing" on the first Monday in May.
This Constitution may be altered or amended by a
vote of two-thirds of the Chapter present, at a reg-ular
meeting- of the Chapter, or at a special meeting- called
for that purpose. Written notice of the proposed alter-
ation or amendment having- been g-iven ten days prior
to the meeting-.
1. The Reg-ent, or in her absence, the Vice-Regfent
or in their absence, a chairman pro tern, shall preside
at all raeeting-s.
2. She shall preserve order and see that the Consti-
tution and By-Iyaws are enforced.
3. She shall issue credentials in the form of a
certificate of election to all Chapter delegates to the
Continental Congress which shall be signed by herself
and the Corresponding- Secretary.
1. The Recording- Secretary shall keep a record of
all meetings of the Chapter and of the Local Board of
Management, and together with the presiding officer
shall certify to all acts of the Chapter.
She shall prepare the annual report of the Society,
a copy of which shall be forwarded to the Secretary-
General of the National Society, and the State Regent.
% The Corresponding Secretary shall attend to all
correspondence of the Chapter and the Local Board of
Manaprement; distribute all pamphlets, circulars and
supplies as directed by the Local Board of Manage-
She shall give due notice of time and place of all
meetings, notify officers of their elections, and commit-
tees of their appointment.
She shall notify the State Regent and Secretary-
General of the election and appointment of all Chapter
officers and delegates
She shall also notify the Reg-istrar-Geiier<ii of the
resignation or death of any member of the Chapter
1. The Treasurer shall collect and be custodian of
all the funds of the Chapter.
2. She shall pay to the Treasurer-General on or
before the twenty-second (22nd) day of i ebruary, the
sum of one dollar ($1.00) for each active member of the
She shall forward to the Treasurer-General the ini-
3. Out of the funds of the Chapter she shall pay
such sums as may be ordered by the Chapter, or the
Irocal Board of Management.
She shall keep a true account of the receipts and
payments, and at each annual meeting render the same
to the Chapter that the lyocal Board may audit her
The Registrar shall keep a register of the names
and dates of the elections, resignations, or death of the
members of the Chapter.
She shall also have the care and custody of all the
duplicates of the applications for membership that
have been approved by the National Council.
The Historian shall keep a record of all historical
and commemorative meetings of the Chapter, and shall
prepare for official publication historical and biograph-
ical sketches of members of the Society or their
ancestors, and such other historical papers as the
U Husbands of members of the Snoict.v of the
DRJiyhters of the Revolution may participate in the
social events of the Chapter, and so may the wives of
the Sons of the American Revolution v^^hen their hus-
bands are invited.
2. Any member of the Mary Penrose Wayne Chap-
ter may invite a member of any other Chapter of the
Daughters of the American Revolution as a guest to any
regular meeting of the Chapter, except the Annual
These By-Laws may be amended at a regular meet-
ing of the Chapter, two-thirds of the members present
concurring therein, written notice of the proposed
amendment having been mailed to each member of the
Chapter at least five days before the meeting at which
action on the proposed amendment is to be taken.